Isidro Blasco Captures the Fractured Spaces Above and Below the L Train
Isidro Blasco combines architecture, photography, and installation to explore physical and psychological terrains. Blasco uses digital images and building materials to create large- and small-scale architectural environments and three-dimensional reconstructions of neighborhoods, producing snapshots of cityscapes that play with perception. Beginning with a viewpoint of a building, or an interior or exterior space, Blasco takes photographs and pieces together images into photo-sculptures, reminiscent of Cubist collages with their multitudes of angles. Blasco’s slight distortions of perspective produce scenes that can appear both recognizable and unfamiliar. “I connect my experience as an outsider who walks the streets and interacts with the city with my more intimate feelings about closed and private spaces,” he says.
Spanish, b. 1962, Madrid, Spain, based in New York, New York